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What All Wine Lovers Should Know with David LeClaire

January 9 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David LeClaire is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and currently serves as Wine Ambassador for Esquin Wine & Spirits, David was the Founder of Wine World & Spirits, the largest independent wine store in the Northwest, and was awarded the “2013 Independent Retailer of the Year” award by the Washington Wine Commission and was featured in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. He is also the founder of the popular wine club Seattle Uncorked and produces a wide array of wine, spirits, and beer events each year.

Wine Industry Folks and Chandler Reach Club Members RECEIVE DISCOUNTED TICKETS Email woodinville@chandlerreach.com for your promo code

 What is covered may vary from class to class, however, some of the things you may learn in this class are listed below. Whether you are brand new to wine, or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone! Light charcuterie will be served during the class.

Characteristics of WA Wine

Basics: Swirl, Smell, Tasting, Describing, & Serving

How to Taste: Learning Flavor and Aromatic Profiles of Wine

What are faults in wine and how can you detect them?

Structure of Wine: Learn the basic components of wine making.

Acid & Tannin


Residual Sugar

Learning Various Styles of Wine:

Rose, Whites, and Red varietals & Blends

Old World vs New

Serving Wine:

Wine Temperatures – Taste same wine at too hot, too cold and just right

Order of serving for palate

How to keep your palate fresh

How wine changes after sweet, spicy, tart, salty

Learn how your mouth and body are variables that have an effect on how wines taste.

What NOT to do:

No-No’s – Mints, Gum, Toothpaste & Perfume, Wearing White

Misc. Helpful Tips

Bottling – Corks vs Screwcaps

Aging – in barrels & bottles – and how long will a wine last?

After Open – Longevity

Decanting & Aerators

Storing Wine

Buying wine – labels, points, price, regions


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Chandler Reach Vineyards
14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE Ste 107
Woodinville, WA 98072
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